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6 Then down in peace P'll lay my head, 12 In heaven thy wondrous acts are And take my needful rest;

sling, No other guard, O LORD, I crave.

Nor fully reckon'd there; Of thy defence possess'd.

And yet thou mak'st the infant tongue

Thy boundless praise declare.
PSALM 5. (C. M.)

3 When heaven, thy beautéous work From the v. Psalm of David.

on high,

Employs my wond'ring sight; REGARD, my words, o gracious The most that rehely, ithes

the sky, Accept my secret prayer; To thee alone, my King, my God,

4 O, what is man, that, LORD, thou Will I for help repair,

* To keep him in thy inind ? [lovist

Or what his offspring, that thou prov'st 9 Thou in the morn my voice shalt

To them so wondrous kind ? And, with the dawning day, shear 5 Him next in power thou didst create To thee devoutly I'll look up, To thee devoutly pray,

To thy celestial t.uin;

Ordain'd, with dignity and state, 3 LORD, I within thy house will come, O'er all thy works to reign.

In thy abundant grace;
And I will worship in thy fear, 6 They jointly own

his pow'rfui Tow'rds thy most holy place.


The beasts that prey or graze ; Let those, O. LORD, who trust in thee, The bird that wings its airy way;

With shouts their joy proclaim: The fish that cuts the seas. Let them rejoice whom thou pre And all that love thy name. (serv'st, 7 Q thou, to whom all creatures bow

Within this earthly frame, (thou! $ To righteous men, the righteous Through all the world how great an

His blessing will extend ; (LORD How glorious is thy name! And with his

favour all his saints, As with a shield defend.

PSALM 8. (C. M.)
PSALM 6. (8. M.)

From the ix. Psalm of David
Prom the vi. Psalm of David.

To will my heart prepare;

10 celebrate thy praise, O LORD, mercy, not in wrath,

To all the list'ning world, thy works, Lest, if thy whole displeasure rise,

Thy wondrous works, declare. I sink beneath thy rod.

2 The thought of them shall to my soul * Touch'd by thy quick’ning pow'r,

Exalted pleasures bring i [High,

Whilst to thy name, 0 thou Most My load of guilt I feel: The wounds thy Spirit hath unclos'd,

Triumphant praise I sing. O let that Spirit heal.,

3 The LORD for ever lives, who has 3 In trouble and in gloom,

His righteous throne prepard, Must I for ever mourn ?

Impartial justice to dispense. And wilt thou not, at length, O God,

To punish or reward. In pitying love return ?

4 AN those who have his goodness

prov'd 4 O come, ere life expire,

Will in his truth confide; Send down thy pow'r to save; For who shall sing thy name in death, whose mercy ne'er forsook the man Or praise thee in the grave ? *

That on his help relied, 5 Why should I doubt thy grace,

5 Sing praises therefore to the LORD, Or yield to dread despair?

From Sion, his abode; Thou wilt fulfil thy promis'd word,

Proclaim his deeds, till all the world And grant me all my prayer.

Confess no other GOD.

PSALM 9. (C. M.)
From the viii. Psalm of David.

From the xi. Psalm of David.
THOU, to whom all creatures bow HE LORD a holy temple hath,
Within this earthly frame, (thou!


And righteous throne, above: Through all the world how great art Whence he surveys the sons of men, How glorious to thy name !

And how their counsels move.


? In heaven to
| Nor fully reek out the

And vet thou make
1 Thy boundles es
3 When heaven, tot het

op high, Employs my sodra The moon, tha: se

With stars of jeder
40, what is mar that

To keep him to the
Or what his offspring is

To them so ONTE EN
5 Him nert in momentul

To thy celestial Lt
Ordaind with dignity DI

O'er all thy works DELFI
6 They jointly on

The beasts that pe:
The bird that was

The fish:hai cuts

How Long Wilt thou forget me,

70 thou, to wealcs

Within this eartalta
Through all the words
How gloricus is +

From the in. Pidal

2 IrGod the righteous, whom he loves, PSALM 12. (C. M.)

For trial does correct,
What must the sons of violence,

From the xv. Psalm of David.
Whoin he abhors, expect?

ORD, who's the happy man that 3 Snares, fire, and brimstone, on their


To thy blest courts repair,
Shall in one tempest show'r;

Not, stranger-like, to visit them,

But to inhabit there?
This dreadful mixture his revenge
Into their cup shall pour.

2 'Tis he who walketh uprightly, 4 The righteous LORD will righteous

Whom righteousness directs; (speak deeds

Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to With signal favour grace,

The thing his heart rejects. And to the upright man disclose 3 Who never did a slander forge, The brightness of his face.

His neighbour's fame to wound; Nor hearken to

false report
PSALM 10. (C. M.)

By malice whisper'd round.
From the xiii. Psalm of David. 4 Who vice, in all its pomp

and pow'r,

Can treat with just neglect;

And piety, though cluthed in rags,
Must I for ever mourn ?

Religiously respect.
How long wilt thou withdraw from 5 Who to his plighted vows and trust
• me,

Has ever firmly stood;
Oh! never to return ?

And, though he promise to his logs, ! O hear, and to my longing eyes

He makes his promise good.
Restore thy wonted light,

6 Whose soul in usury disdains
Dawn on my spirit, lest I sleep

His treasure to employ ;
In death's most gloomy night. Whom no rewards can ever bribe
3 Since I have always plac'd my trust

The guiltless to destroy.
Beneath thy mercy's wing,

7 The man, who by this righteous Thy saving health will come; and then course

My heart with joy shall spring. Has happiness insur'd, (stand, 4 Then shall my song, with praise in. When earth's foundation shakes, shali spír’d,

By Providence secur'd.
To thee, my God, ascend,

PSALM 13. (C. M.)
Who to thy servant in stress
Such bounty didst exter d.

From the xvi. Psalm of David.

(L. M.) My grateful soul shall bless the
From the xiv. Psalm of David. Whose precepts give me light;
THE LORD look'd down from hea. And private counsel still afford
* ven's high tow'r,

In sorrow's dismal night.
And all the sons of men did view, 2 I strive each action to approve
To see if any own'd his pow'r,

To his all-seeing eye;
If any truth or justice knew; No danger shall my hopes remove,
e But all, he saw, were gone aside,

Because he still is nigh.
All were degenerate grown and base; 3 Therefore my heart all grief defies,
None took religion for their guide, My glory does rejoice;

Not one of all the sinful race. My flesh shall rest, in hope to rise, 3 How will they tremble then for fear,"

Wak'd by his powerful voice. When his just wrath shall them o'er: 4 Thou, LORD, when I resign my take:

for to the righteous God is near, My soul from hell shalt free;

And never will their cause forsake. Nor let thy Holy One in death
4 O that from Sion he'd employ

The least corruption see.
His inight, and burst th' oppressive 5 Thou shalt the paths of life display

Which to thy presence lead;
Then shouts of universal joy

Where pleasures dwell without allay
Should loudly echo through the land. And joys that never fade

To celebrate the price


I will my heart is
To all the list ning wat

Thy wondrous work,
? The thought of them se

Exalted pleasures by
Whilst to thy Dape

Triumphant praise isi
3 The Lord for ever bresi

His righteous three years
Impartial justice to come

To punish or renat
4 All those who hereb

Will in his truth orgie
Whose mercy ne'er for

That on bis belp red
5 Sing praises therefore

From Sion, his ainde

Proclaim his deek to all
Confess no other GIR

PSALM 2.2.1
Prom the ri. Prednis

And righteous texto

Whence he surrender

And how their name


12 The dawn of each returning day

Fresh beams of knowledge brings;
Proin the xviii. Psalm of David.

And from the dark returns of night
PART 1. (L. M.)

Divine instruction springs.

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My firm affection, LORDthee; Or region is confin'd;
For thou hast always been my rook, 'Tis nature's voice, and understood
A fortress and defence to me.

Alike by all mankind.
& Thou my deliverer art, my God; 4 Their doctrine does its sacred sense

My trust is in thy mighly pow'r; Through earth's extent display ;
Thou art my shiold from foes abroad, Its bright contents the circling sun

At home my safeguard ond mytow'r. Does round the world convey.
3 Io thee I will address my prayer, 5 From east to west, from west to

To whom all praise we justly owe; His ceaseless course he goes; (east, Bo shall I, by thy watchful care, And, through his progress, cheerful Be guarded safe from every foe. And vital warmth bestows. flight PART N. (L. M.)

PART u. (C. M.)
i Trou suit'st, O LORó, thy righteous 1 God's perfect law'converts the soul,

Reclaims from false desires;
To various paths of human kind; With sacred wisdom his sure word
They who for mercy merit praise, The ignorant inspires.
With thee shall wondrous mercy 2 The statutes of the LORD are just,

And bring sincere delight;
2 Thou to the just shalt justice show; His pure commands in search of truth

The pure thy purity shall see: Assist the feeblest sight.
Such as perversely choose to go, (thee. 3 His perfect worship here is fix'd,
Shall meet with due returns from

On sure foundations laid ;
3 That he the humble soul will save, His equal laws are in the scales
And crush the haughty's boasted Of truth and justice weigh'd;

4 Of more esteem than golden mines, In me the Lord an instance gave, Whose darkness he has turned to More sweet than honey, or the drops

- Or gold refin'd with skill; light.

That from the comb distil. 4 Who then deserves to be ador'd,

5 My trusty counsellors they are, But God, on whom my hopes de.

And friendly warnings give : pend?

Divine rewards attend on those Or who, except the mighty LORD,

Who by thy precepts live. Can with resistless pow'r defend?

6 But what frail man observes how on 5 Let the eternal LORD be prais'd,

He does from virtue fall ? The rock on whose defence I rest!

O cleanse me from my secret faults, To highest heav'ns his name be rais'd,

Thou God that know'st them all! Who me with his salvation bless'd!

7 Let no presumptuous sin, O LORD, 6 My God, to celebrate thy fame,

Dominion have o'er me;
My grateful voice to heav'n I'll That, by thy grace preserv'd. I may

raise ;
And nations, strangers to thy name,

The great transgression flee. Shall learn to sing thy glorious 8 So shall my prayer and praises be praise.

With thy acceptance blest;

And I secure on thy defence,

My strength and Saviour, rest.
From the xix. Psalm of David.

PSALM 16. (S. M.)
PART 1. (C.M.)
HE heav'ns declare thy glory,

From the xx. Psalm of Davida

AY Jacob's God defend Which that alone can fill;


And hear us in distress; The firmament and stars express Our succour from his temple send Their great Creator's skill.

Our cause from Sion bless


And vital warmth

2 The dawn of each
Fresh beans et
2 May he accept our vow,

14 My body's rack'd, till all bones i Our sacrifice receive,, And from the darte

Distinctly may be told;
Our heart's devout request allow, Yet such a spectacle of wo
Divine instructor
Our holy wishes give !

As pastime they behold.
3 Their powerful law 3 O LORD! thy saving grace 5 As spoil, my garments they divide
Or region is com
We joyfully declare;

Lots for my vesture cast :'Tis nature's Voice, INE

Our banner in thy name we raise- Therefore, O leave me not, my God, Alike by all harbiy

“ The LORD fulfil our prayer 1" But to my succour häste. 4 Their doctrines

4 Now know we that the LORD Through earth's rank His chosen will defend; [ford,

PART III. (C. M.) Its bright contents de 22

From heav'n will strength divine af- 1 LORD, to my brethren I'll declare Does round the wala And will their prayer attend.

The triumphs of thy Name:
5 From east to wes's
5 Soine earthly succour trust,

In presence of assembled saints
His ceaseless o
But we in God's right hand : [boast,

Thy glory thus proclaim':
And, through his pe Lol, while they fall, so vain their 2 Ye worshippers of Jacob's God,
We rise and upright stand.

All you of Israel's line,
PARTE CI 6 Still save us, LORD! and still

O praise the Lord, and to your praise
Thy servants deign to bless;

Sincere obedience join. s!1 God's perfect 125 eur Hear, King of heav'n, in times of ill, 3. He ne'er disdain'd on low distress The prayers that we address.

To cast a gracious eye;

Nor turn'd from misery his face,
From the xxii. Psalm of David.

But hears its humble cry."
PART 1. (C.M.)

4 Thus, in thy sacred courts, will I Y GOD, my God, why leav'st thou In presence of thy saints perform

My cheerful thanks express;

When I with anguish faint ?

The vows of my distress.
O! why so far from me remov'd,

5 The meek companions of my grief And from my loud complaint ?

Shall find my table spread;

And all that seek the LORD shall be Of truth and justice Lo! I am treated like a worm,

With joys immortal fed.
Like none of human birth;

6 Then shall the glad converted world Or gold retu'd FTESA Not only by the great revil'd, But made the rabble's mirth.

To God their homage pay; 3 With laughter all the gazing crowd

And scatter'd nations of the earth

One sovereign Lord obey.
My agonies survey ; [head,
They shoot the lip, they shake the 7 'Tis his supreme prerogative
And thus deriding say:

O'er all mankind to reign;
"Tis just that he should rule the world,

Who does the world sustain.
Who by thy precepos 4" In God he trusted, boasting oft

That he was heaven's delight ;'
Let God come down to save him 'now, 8 The rich, who are with plenty fed,
And own his favourite."

His bounty must confess;
The sons of want, by him reliev'd,

Their generous patron bless.
Thou GOD that T3 3 Withdraw not, then, so far from me,

When trouble is so nigh;
O send me help! thy help, on which

9 With humble worship to his throne Alone I can rely.

They all for aid resort; [gave,

That power, which first their being PART 11.' (C. M.)

Alone can them support.
1 LIKE water is my life pour'd out, 10 Then shall a chosen spotless race,
My joints are out of frame;

Devoted to his Name,
My heart dissolves within my breast, To their adoring sons his truth
Like wax before the flame:

And glorious acts proclaim.
2 My strength is like a potsherd dried,

My tongue'is parch'd with drought; PSALM 18. (C.M.)
And to the dismal shades of death
My fainting soul is brought.

From the xxiii. Psalm of David. 3 Like dogs, to compass me, my foes IT

THE LORD himself, the mighty Lord

Vouchsafes to be my guide;

The shepherd, by whose constant care They pierc'd my harmless feet. My wants are all supplied. Our succour from bs They pierc'd my inoffensive hands,

Reclaims frem With sacred wisdon 50

The ignorant leses 9 The statutes of the la

And bring sizeer is His pure commande

Assist the feebles 3 His perfect worship

On sure foundations His equal laws are in the

4 of more esteem tb2 s

More sweet than bila

That from the colis 5 My trusty counseling

And friendly warna Divine rewards aties a3

6 But what trail man

He does from vinter O cleanse me from C


7 Let no presumpose

Dominion have de That, by the grace presse

The great transgreed 8 So shall my praper an

With thy acceptan And I secure on the My strength and Sara

PSALM 16 41

From the al Pas AY Jacob's Goodete

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In tender grass He makes me feed, 110 Who is the King of glory? who i And gently there repose; (where The Lord of hosts renown'd; Then leade me to cool shades, and of glory he alone is King, Refreshing water flows.“

Who is with glory crown'd.
8 He does my wand'ring soul reclaim,
And, to his endless praise,

PSALM 20. (S. M.)
Instruct with humble zeal to walk
In his most righteous ways..

From the xxv. Psalm of David.
4 I pass the gloomy vale of death, O God, in whom I trust,
From fear and danger free;

I lift my heart and voice; For there his aiding rod and staff O let me not be put to shame, Defend and comfort me.

Nor let thy foes rejoice, 5 Since God doth thus his wondrous 2 Those who on thee rely, love

Let no disgrace åttend; Through all my life extend,

Be that the shameful lot of such That life to him I will devote,

As wilfully oftend. And in his temple spend.

3 To me thy truth impart, PSALM 19. (C.M.) ।

And lead me in thy way;

For thou art he that brings me help:
From the xxiv. Psalm of David. On thee I wait all day.
THE spacious earth is all the Lord's, 4 Thy mercies and thy love,
The LORD's her fulness is;

O LORD, recall to mind;
The world, and they that dwell therein, And graciously continue still,
By sov'reign right are his.

As thou wert ever, kind.
2 He fram'd and fix'd it on the seas; 5 Let all my youthful crimes
And his almighty hand

Be blotted out by thee;
Upon inconstant floods has made And, for thy wondrous goodness' sake
The stable fabric stand.

In mercy think on me. 3 But for himself this Lord of all

6 His mercy and his truth One chosen seat design'd;

The righteous LORD displays, Dl who shall to that sacred hill

In bringing wand'ring sinners home, Desery'd admittance find ?

And teaching them his ways. The man whose hands and heart

7 He those in justice guides Whose thoughts from pride are free ; And in his sacred paths shall lead

Who his direction seek;
Who honest poverty prefers
To gainful perjury."

The humble and the meek.
$ This, this is he, on whoin the LORD 8, Through all the ways of GOD
Shall shower his blessings down;

Both truth and mercy shine, Whom God, his Saviour, shall vouch. To such as, with religious hearts, With righteousness to crown. (safe

To his blest will incline. 6 Such is the race of saints, by whom 9 Since mercy is the grace The sacred courts are trod;

That most exalts thy fame, And such the proselytes that seek Forgive my heinous sin, O LORD, Thy face, O Jacob's God.

And so advance thy name. 7 Erect your heads, eternal gates; 10 Whoe'er, with humble fear, Unfold, to entertain

To God his duty pays, The King of glory: 'see! he comes Shall find the Lord'a

faithful guide, With his celestial train.

In all his righteous ways. 8 Who is the King of glory? who? 11 For God to all his saints

The LORD, for strength renown'd; His secret will imparts,
In battle mighty; o'er his foes And does his gracious cov'nant write
Eternal victor crown'd.

In their obedient hearts. 9 Erect your heads, ye gates; unfold 12 To Israel's chosen race In state to entertain

Continue ever kind;
The King of Glory: see!' he comes And, in the midst of all their wants,
With all his shining train.

Let then thy succour find.

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